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  • Hidromeks Rule at S Walsh & Sons

    One could be forgiven to think that the boys at S Walsh & Sons based at Rainham in Essex are big Hidromek fans; at last count, they had 12 Hidromek machines in the fleet, with five more on order and a couple currently on hire. Regarded as London’s leading provider of bulk freight solutions – […]

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    Engcon Tiltrotators Rule at Cornwall’s MJL Contractors

    While tiltrotators have been around since the 1980’s when they were first invented in Sweden, most operators across the world will tell you that unless you see a tiltrotator in action for yourself, you will never really appreciate its worth. That’s been the case for the team at Cornwall based MJL Contractors. Almost 10 years […]

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    UK Scrapers

    The UK muck shift scene has for many a year relied on excavators and dump trucks to undertake the bulk of earthmoving tasks. Whilst the last opencast coal mines still used the services of motor scraper and tractors and boxes, the use of these now classic muck shifting combinations almost died out. There was, however, […]

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    The Murraywood electric JCB

    Manchester Town Hall sits right at the very heart of the city centre. The Grade 1 listed building – and its surrounds in Albert Square – has long been a place where the city gathers to celebrate, to honour its visitors or to mark great occasions. It’s also the place where people gather – at […]

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    “Canada’s Biggest Sandbox – The Story of Sandhill Materials Inc”

    Arthon Industries Limited A History Dating Back 12,000 Years – “The Hill” The history of “Sandhill” dates back to roughly 12,000 years ago when the last glaciation event occurred, known as the Fraser Glaciation, a continent wide covering of ice that shaped the many landforms we see today in Western Canada. Sandhill is thought to […]

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    Moving Dirt, The Alberta Way

    Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd Early Beginnings – Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd Founded in 1952 by Charles and Jack Richardson, Richardson Brother’s (Olds) Ltd began like many other family operated construction companies with a few pieces of equipment and small crew of people. Richardson Brother’s first piece of equipment was a Dresser TD7 dozer, working in […]

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    First CAT 395 in the UK

    The largest excavator in Caterpillar’s Next Gen range, the 395, has recently landed on UK shores with Barnsley based quarrying and landfill operator Catplant becoming the lucky recipient. With an operating weight of 104 tonnes, the 395 is the latest in a long line of large Caterpillar excavators used at the quarry over the last […]

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    People plant interface with FTC Group.

    In this issue we have looked at various aspects of keeping machinery safe on site. In this feature we look at Midlands based FTC Group and how they can keep your operatives safe when working alongside your machines. FTC Group run a small but highly qualified team and pride themselves on their specialist knowledge of […]

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    3D Connected site for Fred Champion Groundworks by Peter Haddock

    Established in 1983, Fred Champion Groundworks is now one of the largest contractors in the South East of England, building a great reputation from its origins in Cornwall to expand its portfolio of customers and projects. And the business is now looking to a future of threes that includes 3D enabled engineers, 3D models and […]

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    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are the principal adviser to Welsh Government

    For the past two decades or so, the UK seems to have suffered from excessive rainfall causing extensive flooding and damage to properties. The call from the public for dredging of rivers and more robust flood defences has been met with arguments from environmentalists quite rightly saying that developments on and around flood plains and […]

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